The pluck of the Irish is celebrated on 70th

May 20, 2016

Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation celebrated its 70th anniversary with a sold-out gala dinner during a packed weekend of events attended by leaders of other faiths.

The British, Israeli and Austrian ambassadors and members of the Dublin City Interfaith Forum were among guests at a Friday night service incorporating the induction of Rabbi Charles Middleburgh as DJPC rabbi emeritus.



They're going back to their roots in Dublin

By Rosa Doherty, August 27, 2015

A genealogist who has compiled an archive of Irish Jewry spanning four centuries has presented copies of it to the Mayor of Dublin.

Retired businessman Stuart Rosenblatt collated the comprehensive 16-volume record dating back to 1664 and featuring births, marriages, burials, school records and census information.

Mr Rosenblatt handed over a set of 12 volumes to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Crí


Faiths unite in Dublin

By Josh Jackman, April 2, 2015

Irish religious leaders warned of rising intolerance at an "unprecedented" gathering of senior Jewish, Christian and Muslim representatives.

Papal delegate Archbishop Charles Brown and imams from four mosques were among guests at the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland dinner, held at Dublin's Terenure synagogue hall.

JRCI chair Maurice Cohen said their presence reflected a "genuine des


Israel gets a mention after ban

By Josh Jackman, January 29, 2015

There were many references to Israel at the Irish national HMD ceremony in Dublin, despite a pre-event instruction by the Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland that there should be no mention of the Jewish state.

Last year, the trust imposed a ban on its mention, which long-standing host Yanky Fachler reluctantly accepted.


Gathering for Irish heritage

August 5, 2013

Irish Jews living all over the globe returned to Dublin for a week of activities celebrating Irish Jewish heritage.


Dublin launch of Christian Zionism report

By Simon Rocker, November 2, 2012

A major new report on Israel and the Palestinians designed for Anglicans, due to be launched in Dublin yesterday, says that Christians must take seriously the “particular place which the land of Israel and city of Jerusalem hold for Jewish people”.


What's in 48,000 names? A slice of Irish history

By Sandy Rashty, October 5, 2012

Those with Irish-Jewish roots can trace them back to 1700 though a comprehensive archive compiled as a labour of love by a Dublin businessman.

Irish Jewish Genealogical Society head Stuart Rosenblatt spent 14 years accumulating data, resulting in 17 volumes containing 48,000 names of people with Irish-Jewish backgrounds. He has presented the volumes to Dublin’s Irish Jewish Museum.


Why, Mr Ambassador, you're spoiling me…

By Marcus Dysch, March 1, 2012

Many married couples agree not to discuss work issues at home but, for one Israeli family, the subject has become unavoidable.

Boaz Modai, Israel's ambassador to Ireland, warmly welcomed a familiar face as his new deputy at the Dublin embassy last week - his wife, Nurit Tinari-Modai.

It is thought to be the first time an Israeli husband and wife have worked together as ambassador and deputy.


Israel's Irish envoy proclaims triumph

By Marcus Dysch, December 1, 2011

Anti-Israel protesters repeatedly disrupted Ireland's biggest ever showcase of Israeli films during a major four-day festival last weekend to promote cultural links.

The Israeli Film Days festival was beset by protests inside and outside the hosting venue in Dublin. The cultural event included Israeli films, Holocaust documentaries, Israeli rock-music, and photo and culinary exhibitions.


Euro stars training for the future

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

Five teenagers from London, Bath and Dublin are spending their summer on a project looking to the future of European Jewish life.

The teens are in Israel on a three-week training and leadership seminar organised by World Ort.